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Mackenzie Sir Alexander

Mackenzie, Sir Alexander, an explorer of N. America, born in Scotland, emigrated to Canada where he entered the service of the North-West Fur Company. His energy caused him to be appointed in 1789 to explore the tract north-west of Lake Athabasca. He then discovered and traced the Mackenzie river. In 1792 and 1793 he traversed the unknown regions between Upper Canada and the Pacific, encountering most serious hardships and dangers. He was knighted shortly after the account of his travels appeared in 1801.

“Whatever we find lovely in a friend, or in a saint, ought to elevate our affections: we should conclude that if there is so much sweetness in a drop; there must be infinitely more in the fountain. If there is so much splendour in a ray, what must the sun be in its glory!”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man